Are you in the middle of a divorce? Do you have children? Are you wondering whether you'll ever be able to move forward with your life? You aren't alone. Each year, parents wonder how they're going to help their children cope with their divorce. Parents want to know how they
What do you do if you have been served with papers to appear in court, but you are not available? Many people come to my office and ask that very question. If you fail to show up, the Judge can render a judgment against you that may not be to
Documents filed with the court, such as a divorce petition or a final decree of divorce is a matter of public record. Anyone can stop by the courthouse and view the documents that have been filed. So, your nosy neighbor can visit the courthouse and look at your file to
If you are contemplating having your partner live with you, discuss your decision with your attorney first. If you are already living with your partner, let your attorney know right away so that the potential impact on any custody ruling can be assessed. Your living with someone who is not your
I am often asked, "How can I make sure I will get to keep the children during the divorce proceedings?" You cannot ensure that your children will stay with you during the divorce process. However, the best way to provide clarity about the living arrangements and respective parenting time with your
What is a deposition? A deposition is the asking and answering of questions under oath, outside of court, in the presence of a court reporter. A deposition may be taken of you, your spouse, or potential witnesses in your divorce case, including experts. Both attorneys will be present. You and your
I was honored to speak at Archbishop Chapelle High School's career day on Friday. I ran into some old friends and made many new friends. The students had numerous questions about being an attorney. Many students had questions which dealt specifically with family law. I am so glad Chapelle's administration
My spouse is hiding income and assets and we are getting divorced. How can I get documents showing the hidden money?
The Discovery Process Discovery is one of the least talked about steps in divorce, but it is often one of the most important. The discovery process enables you and your spouse to meet on a more level playing field when it comes to settling your case or taking it to trial.
Although you think your divorce should only cost $100, there are many factors that impact how much a divorce will cost? Although it is difficult to predict how much legal fees will be, the following are some of the factors that affect the cost: • Whether there are children • Whether child custody
Do you understand how your attorney is charging you? How will you know how the fees and charges are accumulating? Be sure your written fee agreement with your attorney is completely clear about how you will be informed regarding the status of your account. If your attorney agrees to handle your divorce for a